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Published May 19, 2010


This is episode 219 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 219:
Hulu and the Unfit HTML, Adobe Hearts Apple?, Google Street View Snooped, Intel's New Platforms, and more...

What's new in Episode 219

Today's Guests:
David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute
Dave Mathews, Inventor/Tech Journalist
Adam Curry, President, Mevio

The Topics:
Adobe Hearts Apple!

Adobe now says it loves Apple. Last week, Adobe launched a new ad campaign in newspapers across the globe that catches the eye with an apparent change in attitude. The company is running "We Heart Apple" ads. Isn't Adobe really angry about Apple snubbing Flash on the iPad though?

The Computer is a Communications Disease

John asserts this in a recent column. He says, "These days, the machines are used more often to interact than to calculate. This has caused a dislocation in society that may take years--or decades--to settle. It's like when a disease vector is introduced into a population with zero immunity."

Google's Street View Snooped for Personal Data

Google has said that its Street View cars have been collecting information sent over open WiFi networks, contradicting previous assurances by the company, reports The Register. This means that Google may have collected emails and other private information if they traveled over WiFi networks while one of the cars was in range.

Is Intel Aiming for New Platforms?

At Intel's recent Investor Day, executives talked up using its chips in "smart TVs" and smart phones, and discussed new chips for tablet devices. Do these markets make sense for Intel to pursue?

HTML 5 Unfit, Says Hulu

Web-TV-streaming giant Hulu claims that HTML5 isn't ready for coding and broadcasting video on the web. Hulu's latest version of its player is built using Adobe Systems' ActionScript. Product video president Eugene Wei blogged that when it comes to securing content, handling reporting for advertisers, and more, HTML 5 isn't ready.

Topic links:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/13/adobe_apple_ad_campaign/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363597,00.asp
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/14/google_street_view_cars_were_collecting_payload_data_from_wifi_networks/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363751,00.asp
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/14/html5_undready_hulu/


Run time 31:05
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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